Making of the XUV500 : Discovery Channel

The first global SUV from India. Watch the whole story how cheetah inspired Mahindra XUV500 came into reality.

Making of the XUV500 -- Inside Out on Discovery Channel


Mileage ka Naya Satya : New Bajaj Discover 100M : Price Details

We were expecting few launches from Bajaj before this diwali. But Bajaj disappointed us by not introducing 250cc plus pulsar. View here!

Bajaj has launched new version of Discover though. Discover 100M is claiming to give mileage of 84 kmpl of mileage. Its 102cc engine produces 9.3 Ps of power @ 8000 rpm and 9.02 Nm of torque @ 6000 rpm. It has front disc brake. New Discover performs well, it has top speed of 95 kmph. Power is little reduced to give better mileage. New DTS-i engine claims to perform well oh higher rpm.


Which is the best rpm, acceleration for better mileage

Which is the best rpm, acceleration for better mileage / average

Good mileage doesn't come with bikes by default. You have to maintain your driving habit to make best use of your fuel. There are list of tips you could follow to get good mileage with your bike / scooter.

Generally 3000 to 5500 rpm is the best rpm where you get best mileage. Too low or too high acceleration may cause more fuel consumption. On empty roads, rather than revving up your engine, you should maintain some constant rpm to get good mileage. You can find more tips on above url.


Hero, Bajaj and Yamaha hiked prices

Hero MotoCorp today hiked prices of its products by up to Rs 1,500 across models. Even bajaj is in planing to increase prices of their product range. Same way, Yamaha might increase prices of their bikes.

This hike is due to increase in input costs, depreciation of value of rupee. Increase ranges from Rs. 160 to Rs. 5,000 through different models.


New Color options for TVS Apache 160 RTR and Phoenix for 2014

Along with launching new 110cc scooter, TVS Jupiter for this festival season, TVS also launched new color option for Apache and premium 125cc TVS Phoenix.

TVS Apache RTR 160 2014 New colors


New Hero Karizma 2014

Haven't you aware of new internet buzz regarding new upcoming - 2014 Karizma? New 2014 karizma zmr is not so appealing. Don't know what they were thinking while designing it. A lot of plastic with odd looking front and rear.

New Upcoming 2014 Hero Motocorp Karizma ZMR

New 2014 Hero Motocorp Karizma ZMR Front look

New 2014 Hero Motocorp Karizma ZMR Rear Look

New Karizma ZMR 2014 is coming next month, price is still unknown. There are few other models that are going to get facelift. Karizma would employ the same existing engine. What do you have to say about this new Karizma?


Bajaj would hike price of bike range

Bajaj might hike prices of all of its bikes. Bajaj said due to increase in cost of inputs and due to depreciation of rupee value, they might have to increase prices of its bike.

Few months ago, Bajaj increased price of few bikes. Reduction in rupee value really impacting manufacturers to hike prices of their products.

Prices are not high yet, but if you are planning to buy a Bajaj bike, you should think quick.


TVS Jupiter scooter launched! Price Details

TVS has launched muscular scooter, TVS Jupiter in india to compete with Honda Aviator and Hero Maestro. These scooters are mainly introduced to attract men customers.

TVS Jupiter in India : Wallpapers, images, available colors


Sell used bike online : Used bike buy / sale recently launched used bike listing. It has been getting good response. Now you can sell your used bike online for free. Why we recommend this listing, because it sells your bike into your own city. People searching for new bikes also get chance to see same bike in used condition in their own city. Buyer or interested person directly contact seller. We do not interfere in that.

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Tata nano soon available for online shopping

Now you can order Tata Nano online just as you buy other things now-a-days online. Tata says parents have started gifting Tata Nano to their son/daughter. This is kind of new trend in India.

Tata Nano Latest Price, Specs, Compare
Compare Maruti Suzuki alto 800 and Tata Nano

There are some offers going on,
Exchange your old 2 wheeler or 4 wheeler and get an Exchange Bonus of Rs.15,000 and Rs.30,000 respectively.


Mahindra Centuro launched at price of 45,000

Mahindra has launched second bike in India segment, Mahindra centuro, which has 106cc engine producing 7.5 bhp of power and 7.5 Nm of torque. Mahindra claims mileage of 85 kmpl. After Hero Motocorp, Mahindra has came with 5 years of bike warranty. Mahindra Centuro would come with 5 years of warranty.

Mahindra Centuro Specifications latest price ahmedabad mumbai pune bangalore


Ashok Leyland launches first car, MPV Stile : Price

Ashok Leyland has finally launched its first MPV, seven seater Stile in chennai. Stile would be available in both Diesel and CNG version and option of five or seven seater.

Ashok Leyland launches first car, MPV Stile : Price

At first look, you may find Stile look-a-like Nissan Evalia, which Ashok Leyland say, Stile is more to satisfy commercial needs while Nissan Evalia is more to satisfy passenger car needs. Stile is manufactured by Ashok Leyland and Nissan joint venture. There are more products lined up to launch like BOSS, Partner and N-Truck. Among which Partner would be light utility vehicle.

Ashok Leyland Stile would be employing Renault-Nissan's 1.5-liter diesel engine producing 75 horsepower and 185 Nm of torque.

Price of Ashok leyland Stile would be 8 lakh, ex-showroom [not official yet!]


Ford EcoSport launched in india. Tough competition for Duster, Scorpio and XUV

A much awaited compact SUV from ford is launched in India with amazing pricing. Ford EcoSport comes with starting price tag of 5.6 lakh goes to 9.1 lakh for high end diesel variant.

Ford EcoSport comes with 10 variant options, six petrol and four Diesel. Ford has introduced highly performance tuned EcoBoost engine in ecoSport. 1 litre engine is capable of producing 125 PS @ 6000 rpm of power and 170 Nm @ 1400-4500 rpm of torque. Give mileage of 18.5 kmpl in highway condition.

more information on Ford EcoSport Variant list, price, compare


Nissan Micra and Sunny Recall

Nissan has recalled 22,188 Micra and Sunny due to fix faulty brake system. This recall is for those Nissan Micra and Sunny which were manufactured in Oragadam, Chennai plant. Nissan plans to begin notifying individual customers. Nissan dealers will replace the master brake cylinder at no cost to the customer.


Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS getting upgrade

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is getting new upgrade soon. There would be upgrade in engine, which will get Fuel Injection - FI technology. Bajaj was the first to get FI technology in India. With new technology engine, Bajaj Pulsar 200 would get better mileage then the existing. Bajaj has already built engine with 3 sparks which help engine increasing mileage.

The sad news is that, this will increase price of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. It would roughly cost 10-12k more. Current on road price of Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is 95,000 rupees in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS or 220 F? Which one to buy.

I have been helping a friend choosing his next bike. He was sure about pulsar and didn't want to go for any other Company in same range. But he was confused between 200NS and 220F. He liked look of 220 very much but also liked technology of 200 NS. So here what i experienced while test drive both the bikes.

About Pulsar 220F : Pulsar 220F has unique look, DTSi technology is also good. Its engine produces 21 bhp of power and gives mileage of approx 35-40 kmpl. While test driving, i found 220F quite comfortable as compared to 220F, but it was because i used to drive pulsar 150 and seating position is somewhat similar to that. 220F comes with disc brakes both front and rear and tubeless tyres. both telescopic suspensions, Nitrox at rear.


Limited Edition Maruti Suzuki Ertiga : Ertiga Feliz

Maruti Suzuki is celebrating 1st anniversary of its LUV, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga by launching special Edition. New limited edition Ertiga, which is named as Ertiga Feliz, would have some cosmetic changes plus some interior feature changes. Ertiga Feliz would get silver front grill, silver color fog lamps, silver color rear view mirror cover, graphics on both the side, rear spoiler, etc.

Limited Edition Maruti Suzuki Ertiga : Ertiga Feliz

Interior changes includes new seat covers, new door mats, car pillows, rear parking censor with digital display, steering wheel cover, changes in music system, etc.

Limited Edition Maruti Suzuki Ertiga : Ertiga Feliz

There is no details about the price and launch date yet. Stay with us on facebook for more details.


New Apache 2013 is coming soon..

TVS has posted teaser images of new upcoming TVS Apache bike on its official site as well as its official Facebook page. TVS had launched new look of Apache RTR 180 with day time running light in last year, but guess it did not work well. So TVS is now up with something new for its racing DNA.

TVS has mentioned that Apache RTR series is getting new skin. So it is possible that engines remains same. Chennai based TVS Motor has not announced date of launching this new breed of RTR series. Also it is not declared whether the whole RTR series (Apache RTR 160, Apache RTR 180 and Apache RTR 180 ABS) is getting this face lift update. Like our facebook page for more updates.


The Legend is back : LML bikes and scooters are re-launching soon

We got many comments asking if LML is coming back. Now the good news is that LML is starting again its operations in India. LML would launch one scooter and a commuter bike at first. Maharastra and Gujarat are the first to get started with. A commuter bike is 100cc freedom, it had seen good days in past in indian bike market. Now LML is launching it again and it might get good response. Scooter includes Star 4T automatic scooter, which it exports from india.


Hero Motocorp bikes get 5 year warranty

Hero Motocorp has announced 5 years of warranty on all bikes of company in India. Warranty only includes bikes which are purchased on or after 13th April, 2013. Also warranty is valid for 5 years or 70,000 km for bikes and 50,000 for scooters whichever comes first.


Upcoming Bikes from Bajaj in 2013

In an interview with CNBC TV 18, Rajiv Bajaj has said that they have planned two pulsars and four to six discovers this current year. Bajaj said that they have planned to launch two pulsar, one below 200cc and one far above 200cc. Which means we can expect Bajaj Pulsar 350 or something like that.

Bajaj Discover 100T is performing well in Indian bike market, in 100cc segment which is generally hero motocorp monopolized segment. Despite of being the most expensive bike in its segment, Discover 100T performed well. Rajiv Bajaj said, they have lined up six discover to launch this year. They would launch all six or some of theme, depending upon the competition.

Bajaj is also ready to launch Duke 390 in next month.


Honda Dream Neo to take on Hero Splendor

Honda has launched new bike, Honda Dream Neo - the cheapest bike from Honda in Indian Market. Honda Dream Neo is powered by 110cc 4 Stroke Air cooled SI engine, producing 8.25 bhp of power @ 7500 rpm and 8.63 Nm of torque @ 5500 rpm. Honda Dream Neo has mileage of 74 kmpl, as claimed by Honda.

It comes with tubeless tyres, Electric + kick start and Drum brakes on both tyres. Dream Neo is equipped with HET [Honda Eco Technology].


Bajaj Avenger bike price hiked

Bajaj avenger 220 DTSi's price is increased by 1100 to 1500 rupees. This hike was applied after 1st of April 2013. Surat has two dealers of bajaj, when contacting them they confirmed price hike.


Hatchback War : Mahindra to launch Verito Hatchback : Verito Vibe

Mahindra is testing its first hatchback car in India, named as Verito Vibe, based on Mahindra Verito. As there was a news that Mahindra is working on sub 4 meter version of Mahindra Verito Sedan, unlike Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze, Mahindra is working on hatchback platform, with larger boot space. With sub 4 meter car Mahindra could avoid extra excise duty.

Mahindra's new hatchback would compete with existing big players like, Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo and other cars in same segment. Mahindra Verito Vibe is expected to be priced around 6 lakh or relatively. From the front, Verito Vibe looks like Mahindra Verito, interiors might be same as well.


Vintage Drive : Royal Enfield launches Bullet 500

Royal enfield has added new bike in its bullet range, Royal Enfield Bullet 500. New Royal Enfield Bullet 500 comes with 499cc, Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Aircooled engine producing 26.1 bhp of power @ 5100 rpm and 40.9 Nm of torque @ 3800 rpm.

The engine fitted in Bullet 500 is same as the Classic 500 and Thunderbird 500 without electric fuel injection. Royal enfield Bullet 500 has vintage look, and is available in all new shade of Green color.

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 India

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The First Honda Diesel is here! Honda unveiled Amaze Sedan in India..

A much awaited Honda Amaze, the first Honda Diesel Sedan in India is launched with price range of rupees 4.99 lakh to 7.60 lakh. Honda Amaze would be available in both petrol and diesel options. Amaze if available in six petrol variants, among which 2 are automatic, and four diesel variants, diesel option do not have automatic variant. Petrol variant Amaze E is offer with price tag of 4.99 lakh. Diesel starting variant Amaze E diesel is priced at 5.99 lakh.

Honda's sales was down in India due to increasing petrol price and Honda has no diesel cars in market. Now that Honda put entry level diesel sedan, and price is also relatively low, Honda would see brighter days again.!


Baby Ninja launched : Bajaj Launches Kawasaki Ninja 300

Bajaj has introduced new Kawasaki Ninja 300 with the price tag of 3.5 Lakh. Kawasaki which runs its operations in India with Bajaj, has replaced old Ninja 250 with new upgrade, Ninja 300. Kawasaki uses Bajaj Pro-biking stores to sale its bikes in India.

Actually one can not say its upgrade, as Kawasaki has taken serious care about Baby Ninja, and have worked really hard on Ninja 300 to give him a new avatar. New Kawasaki Ninja 300 looks more aggressive and serious compared to previous version.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 India


BMW to make sub 500cc bikes with TVS

Germany Giant, BMW has tied up with Chennai-based TVS Motor Company to manufacture bikes having heart of 500cc or less. Both companies will work together to manufacture 500cc less bikes. BMW said they will offer their existing range plus these bikes to satisfy global demand.

BMW and TVS would use Chennai based TVS motors' bike manufacturing facility to manufacture bikes under the joint brand of TVS and BMW. Also company would only work on sub 500cc bikes. Joint venture would use TVS dealer network to sell these new bikes in India. The first bike would be launched in 2015.


Eco Drive : Mahindra to power Verito with electric motor

After Reva e2o, Mahindra is planning to launch Verito powered by electric motor. Reva e2o is four-seater car, which is powered by 3 Phase Induction Motor, producing 25.5 bhp of power at 3750 rpm and 53 Nm of torque @ 3400 rpm. Reva e2o is priced at 6 lakh ex-showroom.

Mahindra Verito Electric would be powered by motor producing 38.9 bhp of power, which is more powerful motor compared to e2o, is expected to give same mileage of 100km per charge. Car takes six hours to get fully charged.

Mahindra Verito Electric


Honda's new 150cc warrior in action, Honda CB Trigger

Honda has just launched 150cc bike, named as Honda CB Trigger in India. Honda CB Trigger is unique with some features for 150cc segment.

Honda CB Trigger has 149.1 cc, Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine producing 14 bhp of power and 12.5 Nm of torque. Honda claim mileage of 60 kmpl for CB Trigger. It has digital speedometer, dual disc brakes and tubeless tyres. New features includes combi brake system CBS - both brakes work only by applying foot brake. This helps reducing distance while braking.

Honda CB Trigger

Honda Unicorn and Honda CB Dazzler are bikes in 150cc segment from Honda. Honda Unicorn is being in strong position since last 8 years in this segment, launched in 2005. Later on, Honda added CB Unicorn Dazzler on May, 2010.

This new addition is surely going to attract crowd due to its outstanding features and engine. Honda has not announced price details of CB Trigger yet, but we expect price of 70 to 75k Indian rupees. Honda said they will price it relatively, compared to other bikes in 150cc segment.

Honda CB Trigger Available Colors
Honda CB Trigger User Review

Compare Honda CB Trigger vs Bajaj Pulsar 150
Compare Honda CB Trigger vs Hero Xtreme
Compare Honda CB Trigger vs Honda CB Unicorn
Compare Honda CB Trigger vs Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler


Petrol Price reduced by 2 Rs

After increasing petrol price twice in single month [in 30 days], first on 16th feb by 1.5 rupees and on 2nd march by 1.4 rupees, oil-companies have announced reduction in petrol price by 2 to 2.5 rupees. Depending upon state-tax on petrol.

Petrol will costs 68.34 in Delhi post price deduction.

Petrol does not get any kind of subsidies from Government and its pricing is now in hands of oil-companies which is owned by states. We should reduce use of vehicles wherever possible and try to use public transport or sharing ride with your co-workers / friends.


Indian car sales all time low

Indian car market is seeing down time since last 6 months. Only October 2012 was good due to festival season, but rest of the five months are very poor on sales.

February 2013 sales has been reported as all time low, compared to last 12 years sales. Only Hyundai and Mahindra survived in Feb 2013 with decent sales figures.

The only well performing SUV segment was punished by budget 2013 as SUV cars imposed extra excise duties.


Tata Reduced Price of Manza, Indica

Tata has announced reduction of price of Tata Indica and Tata Manza. Recently Tata's MD said Tata need to tweak its strategy of small cars in India market. We expect newly designed cars from Tata in future.

Tata has reduce price of all models except Tata Nano from 25,000 to 50,000 rupees.

It is sad that FM has announced extra excise duties on SUVs, Tata and Mahindra, which are Indian car manufacturers having major shares in SUV market, have to increase prices of their SUVs.

Recent news says JLR is also investing few billions in research of designing new cars from scratch.


Car sales performance in February 2013

Car sales in 2013 was down due to few reason. One important factory is fuel price hikes, hike in car price due to input costs increase.

Tata Motors sales was down by 33 percent in February 2013.
Honda cars' sales was down by 26 percent in February 2013.
Toyota car sales was down 23 percent in February 2013.
Maruti Suzuki's sales was down by 8 percent in February 2013.
Hyundai survived by increase of 5 percent in sales in February 2013.
Mahindra's XUV 500 and newly launched quanto was doing well, and Mahindra posted increase of 11 percent in sales.

* All figures are compared with figure registered in February 2012.


JLR looking for manufacturing plant in india

Last week, finance minister P Chidambaram imposed 100% import duty on luxury cars which was earlier 75%. This simply means importing luxury cars would cost more.

JLR India : Jaguar XF


Price of SUV cars go up with Budget 2013

Finance minister P Chidambaram has announced budget 2013 for India. Price of some products go up while some go down as duty on particular product changes.

The only well doing segment in Automobiles India, SUV, has been imposed extra duty, increased from 27% to 30%. SUV cars are bigger in size, covering more space on road and in parking area.

All luxury vehicles and super bikes would impact 100% import duty.


Price of petrol again goes high

After declaring budget, petrol prices has been hiked by 1.40 rupees, which gave a discussion topic on news channels.

Here is the list of latest petrol price in some main cities..

Mumbai - 77.99 rupees
Chennai - 73.57 rupees
Kolkata - 77.99 rupees
Delhi - 70.46 rupees
Jaipur - 73.79 rupees
Lacknow - 75.84 rupees
Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 74.05 rupees
Patna - 75.18 rupees
Bhopal - 74.87 rupees

Diesel price will also go high, as finance minister P Chidambaram has given signs of reducing subsidy on LPG and diesel.


Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi and 200 NS on road price, Ahmedabad

A friend of mine was at Bajaj showroom to get test drive of Bajaj pulsar 200 NS and Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi. While he finds both the beast totally different, pulsar 220 DTS-fi it more of quiet bike. It has power but no vibration on lower speed. While pulsar 200 NS is wild beast. You can feel it even in lower speed. It has good height, but he find more comfort on pulsar 220.

Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS wallpapers


Special Edition i10 : Hyundai i10 iTech : Price, features

Hyundai has launched special edition i10, i10 iTech, which comes with innovative features, first in its segment. Hyundai is celebrating 12 lacs plus satisfied customers world wide. Hyundai has 898 nationwide service outlets and 794 sales points across 600 cities.

Special Edition i10 : Hyundai i10 iTech


Hyundai Veloster In Surat Auto Expo 2013

Hyundai has showcased awesomely crafted Hyundai Veloster in recent Surat Auto Expo 2013. The same was there in Delhi Auto Expo 2012.

With the expected price tag of 15 lakh, Hyundai Veloster is expected to arrive in very near future. Hyundai Veloster employs 1.6 L gasoline engine, manages to produce 138 bhp of power at 6300 rpm and maximum torque of 123 Nm.


New updated Hero Hunk 2013

Hero Motocorp has updated its muscular body Hunk. New Hunk now comes with different graphics and double disc brakes, both front and rear.

Price of New 2013 Hero Hunk is 73,670 for only front disc brake and 76,950 for front and rear disc brakes, on road Delhi.

New Hero Motocorp Hunk 2013


Surat Auto Expo 2013 photos

I got some photos of Surat International Auto Expo 2013. Though it wasn't as big as Delhi's Auto Expo, but was worth to visit.



























Bajaj Pulsar Stunt Mania : Surat Auto Expo 2013